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Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)

Gojira, Ebirâ, Mosura: Nankai no daiketto (original title)
PG | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1969 (USA)
A young man steals a boat to find his brother, but he and his shipmates become shipwrecked on a mysterious island inhabited by a giant sea monster and a slumbering Godzilla.

Director:

Jun Fukuda
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Akira Takarada Akira Takarada ... Yoshimura
Kumi Mizuno Kumi Mizuno ... Daiyo
Chôtarô Tôgin Chôtarô Tôgin ... Ichino
Hideo Sunazuka Hideo Sunazuka ... Nita
Tôru Ibuki Tôru Ibuki ... Yata Kane
Akihiko Hirata ... Captain Yamoto
Jun Tazaki Jun Tazaki ... Red Bamboo Commander
Tôru Watanabe Tôru Watanabe ... Ryôta Kane
Ikio Sawamura Ikio Sawamura ... Elderly Slave
Pair Bambi Pair Bambi ... Mothra's Little Beauties
Hideyo Amamoto ... Red Bamboo Naval Officer
Hisaya Itô Hisaya Itô ... Red Bamboo Scientist #1
Tadashi Okabe Tadashi Okabe ... Red Bamboo Scientist #2
Kazuo Suzuki Kazuo Suzuki ... Escaped Slave
Shôichi Hirose ... Escaped Slave
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Storyline

Some teenagers want to obtain a boat to find a brother. When they look around a boat without permission, they find a thief who takes them on his escape. They are caught in a storm and arrive at Letchi Island where natives of Infant Island have been enslaved by the terrorist organisation Red Bamboo. Red Bamboo runs a heavy water factory to process a juice which holds off the monster, Ebirah, which otherwise traps them on the island. The young men meet beautiful but tough Daiyo and wake up Godzilla to put an end to the Red Bamboo. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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island | boat | godzilla | monster | mothra | See All (35) »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for sci-fi monster violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Godzilla, Mothra, and Ebira, Horror of the Deep See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Toho Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Godzilla suit used for this film, the "Daisenso-Goji," was first used in the previous film Godzilla vs. Monster Zero (1965). During filming, the head of the suit had to be detached and put on the body of the "Mosu-Goji" Godzilla suit (from Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)), creating the frilled dinosaur Jirass in Episode #10 ("The Mysterious Dinosaur Base") of "Urutoraman: Kûsô tokusatsu shirîzu" (1966)_. A new head had to be made for the headless Daisenso-Goji suit in short order, with a creepy bug-eyed stare and strange elevated eyebrows. The new look starts at the beginning of Godzilla's siege on the Red Bamboo base. Japanese fans name this revised suit the "Nankai-Goji." See more »

Goofs

Strings holding up Mothra visible in certain shots. See more »

Quotes

Daiyo: Mothra... Awaken, hear us.
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Crazy Credits

For the Columbia/Tri-Star U.S. DVD release, which uses the original uncut Japanese version, the English language credits list the noted composer Masaru Sato as "Mararu Sato." See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original Japanese version, there is rock music playing in the background as Godzilla is fighting the Red Bamboo air force. However, when the film was released in America, the music was deleted. See more »

Connections

Followed by Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Samashite Mosura
(Mothra Awake)
Written and Arranged by Masaru Satô
Performed by Pair Bambi
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Good G film
19 March 2002 | by stevenfallonnycSee all my reviews

This film, known mainly as "Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster," is one of the better 60's G flicks. The plot is actually decent and flows nicely as you are waiting for Godzilla's appearance. The Godzilla costume is good and the battles are also well done. Not the best Godzilla film, but definitely decent enough to hold your interest.


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